I’m loving my new sample album & box combination that arrived today from Graphistudio in Italy. It'll make a great addition to my range, and I suspect it may be as popular as the silver and grey combo that I have in my studio, that brides and grooms fell in love with during 2015.
There’s something special about seeing the images from a wedding properly displayed in an album, especially when it’s one as luxurious and beautifully built as Graphistudio’s (can you tell I’m a bit of a fan?).
I’m a big believer that wedding photos should be printed. There’s always a risk that if just left as digital files, they’ll get forgotten and eventually lost when equipment or storage media fails or becomes obsolete. Google Vice-President Vint Cerf thinks that’s a big issue for us as a society.
But an album is forever. It’ll still be around to show your kids in 20 years’ time, and probably much longer, even becoming a family heirloom.
If your budget will stretch to it (and Graphistudio’s prices are not exorbitant by any means) a professionally designed album, with the images expertly laid out, is definitely the way to go. But at the very least make a photobook, or print off some 7x5’s on a supermarket machine. Please?
If you’re planning a wedding and looking for a wedding photographer, and have already decided you’d like an album, it makes sense to meet the photographers on your short-list to see some of their designs, and to check out the build quality of their albums. And even if you’re going for a digital package initially, if you think you may want to add an album later on, it’s worth checking that your photographer is equipped to supply them.
If you’d like to know more, and want to meet up to see my range of samples just let me know please. But be ready to fall in love with them!